Here at the ALS Association of Texas, we’re dedicated to serving and supporting Texans living with ALS through advocacy, resources, equipment loans, clinic and more. We’re only able to do what we do because of YOU, and we appreciate all the ways our community comes together to rally around our mission- creating a world without ALS. One of the ways our community supports this mission is through creative fundraising!
When it comes to fundraising the sky really is the limit, as there as so many inventive ways to get your community involved in a cause. One way that’s plenty of fun for the whole family is building a lemonade stand. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Pick a spot and a time.
Before pitching your stand, make sure you have whatever permits or permission you need to engage in commerce. Try to find a safe area with a lot of foot traffic and a time when people are likely to be thirsty- think lunch time or right after work!
Set a goal.
Aim high and shoot for the stars! Ask for donations rather than charging a set price for each cup. You’ll be surprised how generous people can be.
Spread the word.
Post information about your lemonade stand on social media and put up flyers throughout your community. Make sure you include a sentence or two about why you’re passionate about helping to create a world without ALS. Let people know they can donate using your ALS Texas fundraising page or Facebook Fundraiser, even if they can’t make it out to your stand. Use the hashtags #ALSYouthChallenge and #ALStexas when you post!
Make signs and gather pitchers, cups, straws, lemons, and sugar. Also be sure to grab a folding table and chairs. Need a recipe? Here’s a simple one you can follow!
Serve your lemonade and collect donations!
You can use a jar for cash donations, or direct people to our website to make donations in real time.
Ready to roll up your sleeves and get started? Create a fundraiser today!